Tomorrow, tomorrow… I love you, tomorrow, you’re only a day away!

And isn’t that the truth! Tomorrow has many a times, crept up so quickly, that I blinked and it was yesterday! So in effort to make tomorrow’s today, a wonderfully relaxing one, here are a few things I’ve learnt over the last couple of years to do (and I’m constantly adjusting this…)

1. Make more use of my ‘automatic appliances’. God bless the women of the past who actually washed their clothing by hand, and then heroically wrung it out, so that hopefully it was dry enough to hang without stretching, and dry by the end of the day! No no no, if you have a washing machine, make it work baby! But remember, you don’t have to be there to make it work! I know, crazy concept! I find the best routine is to dump the dishes in the dishwasher if you have one, or get hubby to help dry and do it together (quality time is family time) , then run around the house, grabbing all the dirty laundry out of all the hampers. Very rarely in a cold wash, do clothes run, so unless it is bright red, or are your new jeans, I find it matters very little to separate colours. If you’re going to have time in the morning to hang it up, put the machine on a long soak cycle to start in the morning, or if not, just get it to wash, and hang it on an indoor/outdoor clothes hanger like the one in this picture, just before going to bed. . If there is anything I hate more, it is re-hanging washing that got wet in the rain. Do it one, and that is it! Then in the morning, if it’s sunny, pop it outside, and if not, put it to the side (or if you’re having guest pop it away in one of the bedrooms. So that’s all for today, as I’ve got dinner to get to, But I’ll keep adding to this post, and look forward to your own ideas on making tomorrow’s today, easy, fun and worth enjoying!

Life as a Full time Mum and Part Time everything else!

I’ve decided to start a blog, as I feel that life as a full time Mum, and part-time everything-else is not only hectic, rewarding, demanding and absolutely fantastic, but that there is a wealth of knowledge and skills we learn in this role that would otherwise never be found. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention (or something like that), so I feel that mothers are the most profound inventors of ‘a few tricks up my sleeve’, or magic moments when I think to myself… ‘wow, that was a clever thing to think of doing’! I must say, most of my ‘research’ is done in the home, with my gorgeous son helping me most of the way! But, I hope that you all can be of help too as we pass information around the world of all the clever little ‘tricks up our sleeves’ for living life more efficiently, so we can have time to roll around the carpet with our little ones, or sit in parks watching them play while  enjoying a cappuccino… not worrying about what else we have to do!